Catching Up With RBP Chemical and Schlötter

January 20, 2022 | Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group

It’s always great to see two very good companies form a mutually beneficial alliance. I was lucky enough to watch this particular strategic partnership come to fruition this year between RBP Chemical and Schlötter. I wanted to talk to both companies, so I sat down with Matthias Hampel, global executive representative-PCB and electronics at Schlötter, and Ernest Litynski, president of RBP Chemical Technology, to get the inside story.

The combination of solder mask printing and legend printing seems an obvious and attractive solution, like bringing chocolate and vanilla together. Still, the gain would rely on obtaining both functionalities without adding complexity. However, from the summary consideration of my last column on the equipment construction, two separate printhead arrays would match best the different requirements of legend and solder mask. In this column the story continues.



It’s Only Common Sense: Cold Calling—You’re Going to Hate This

January 17, 2022 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

I have a feeling you aren’t going to like what I’m about to say, especially if you are in sales. But this is a basic sales and marketing column and at least once a year I am obligated (by law, I think) to do a column on...

Dan’s Biz Bookshelf: Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism

January 14, 2022 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

For those of us who grew up reading Tom Peters, it is always exciting when he puts out a new book. Such was the case with me a couple of months ago when "Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism" came out. I bought and read it with...

Testing Todd: Why, Why, Why—Never Stop Questioning

December 29, 2021 | Todd Kolmodin, Gardien Services, USA

If you have been around young children, I’m sure you have fallen into the “Why” game or “Why” loop with the young’un. I’m now a grandfather and the game started again a long time ago....

I know you have been on the edge of your seats since my Defense Speaks September column, “What Does Convergence Mean to Defense?” or back to my February column, “So, What’s a JADC2?” While I tackled some...

The European Influence Featuring:

  • Technology and Development Prospects for the European Marketplace with Tarja Rapala-Virtanen
  • Europe—Taking the Technical Lead on Transition to the Digital Factory by Dr. John Mitchell
  • An Inside Track on the European Market with Alain Kahn
  • CLAD Features ‘Truly Disruptive’ Technology with Ralph Birnbaum
  • Multilevel Additively Manufactured Electronics: Nulman and Schleicher Elaborate by Michael Schleicher and Jaim Nulman

  • What is Impacting and Challenging PCB Technology in Europe? by Jan Pedersen

  • Disruptive Chip Packaging Developments in PCB Fabrication, with Jan Vardaman
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